Apparel Buzz

Emerald extends ‘Shirts to rural villages’ program to Kurunegala

Emerald International Ltd., the premier shirt maker in Sri Lanka recently donated 3,500 shirts to several rural villages off Kurunegala. This project has been carried out annually since 2003 in keeping with the company’s charitable initiatives.

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Brandix powers Sri Lanka team to international robot competition

Sri Lanka’s aspirations to win the 2013 ROBOCON International Robot Competition conducted by the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) have been backed by Brandix, the country’s single largest apparel exporter.

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MAS Holdings hosts forum for supply chain partners

MAS Holdings hosted a morning forum and felicitation dinner for business partners from their supply chain and service providers.

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Wall Street Journal spotlight on 21st century Sri Lankan chic

Wall Street Journal Life & Style: Dressy, brightly coloured socks stand out in Sri Lanka’s balmy city of Colombo, but to the duo behind the local brand Friskybox, they’re reminiscent of their British boarding-school days.

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Hirdaramani Industries joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Hirdaramani Industries recently announced that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain.

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Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards 2013 - Enter Now!

Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards 2013 - Enter Now!

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Brandix i3 receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

The Brandix Group’s IT consultancy and services company, Brandix i3, has been certified compliant with ISO 9001:2008, just one year after the company commenced operations.

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Apparel factories move to labour-surplus villages

Garment units inside zones struggle with shortage of workers

Sri Lanka’s apparel industry, in a major shift from the late 1970s Free Trade Zone (FTZ) model of growth, is seeking state approval to move out factories in the zones to labour-surplus villages.

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Sri Lanka Apparel Garments without Guilt showcased on Al Jazeera

Campaign starts to improve standards in country gaining reputation as ethical source of clothing.

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Lumiere’s fabric orders surpasses expectations

Sri Lanka’s record setting knitted fabric manufacturing facility, Lumiere, has achieved another rare feat within six months of commercial production. This is by achieving an order intake in excess of US$ 1 million for the month of April. The one building mill often tagged as ‘Hybrid fabric engine’ has expanded its product range rapidly, after commencing operations with ‘lycra jersey’ production for briefs. The company is already in bulk production of single jersey, interlock and rib fabric for briefs, bras (both mouldable and non-mouldable), vests, T-shirts, baby wear and so on.

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